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Astelin Nose Spray
My allergies is keeping me stuffed up with a bad cough my doc gave me astelin nose spray and i take zyrtec (cetirizine) my chest has never been this bad.
I have severe allergies was perscribed astelin nose spray & eye drops zyrtec (cetirizine) ventolin inhaler duo neb its not that effective add anything?
Allergy asthma meds: It sounds like you have severe allergies and some asthma . OTC sprays Nasacort and Flonase help nasal symptoms but take a few days to kick in . Singulair (montelukast) is a prescription pill that can help with nasal or chest symptoms . Steroid inhalers are important for asthma (e.g. Qvar, Flovent). If allergies are severe, see an allergist and get skin tests. Allergy shots are better than meds for long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No difference: Neither one, when used first, will add to the effect of the second; in fact, there is one product on the market that includes both of these medications in a single nose spray. To maximize the effect of the medications, though, you can spray nasal saline into your nose 10-15 minutes before you use the medications, in order to remove any secretions that would interfere with the meds being absorbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inhale regularly: You can just breathe regularly when you are administering the spray. And, be sure to prime pump the spray until a fine mist appears, if you haven't used it in 3 days or if it's your first time using it. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a nose spray with Flunisolide 0.125mg and Oxymetazoline 0.25mg....can i also use Azelastine HCI at the same time?
Nasal sprays: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid and it safe to use on a daily basis. Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant and it is not meant for every day use. You should not exceed using that for more than three days. You risk severe rebound nasal congestion. Azelastine is a nasal antihistamine and does not interact adversely with the other medications that you are taking. It also can be used on a daily basis. ...Read more
Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.
I have bad post nasal drip. I started using azelastine as two sprays in the morning and Veramyst as two sprays in the evening. But no improvement. ?
See allergist: If your symptoms have not responded to Veramyst and Azelastine, you should consult an allergist (who has also completed training in internal medicine and/or pediatrics) to find out whether the problem is an allergic one. If so, help you out on avoidance measures and guide you on the treatment. Reflux disease can also lead to a sensation and sinus infection the presence of post-nasal drips. ...Read more
The dr. Prescribed azelastine and fluticasone nasal sprays. 1. Can I use both at the same time? 2. If not, how long do I wait between each?
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Thick mucus drainage over a year. Age 73. Tried allergies medicine & nasal spray, nothing has worked. Will azelastine stop drainage. ?
Might: Also saline nasal one irritations if done right!!! ...Read more
Can I take an additional oral antihistamine with Azelastine nasal spray? For chronic rhinitis, I find the affects of the spray wear off after 5 hours
I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but I am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. Please suggest me which one to take.
They are different: The best first line treatment should include saline nasal irrigation and nasal steroid spray. The steroid spray is long acting and takes affect over the first few weeks of use. The steroid spray helps decrease long term nasal inflammation. Astelin is a topical antihistamine ( like claritin) and can be used in conjunction for symptomatic relief. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. it's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. could that show up on my drug test?
No, but sedating: Tons of meds cause false-positive results in drug tests. It depends on the actual testing reagents. Here's just one ex: http://www.pharmacologyweekly.com/articles/drug-classes-cause-false-positive-urine-drug-screen. Be honest reporting all meds, even if they won't show. Your antihistamine drops are considered sedating, so may be prohibited if you are a pilot/ATC. Consider montelukast. Works well. ...Read more
Can you take Mucinex Daytime (dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, & phenylephrine) with Azelastine nasal spray?
Yes: Yes, this is a safe combination of medications. ...Read more
Currently on 2 x 20mg Omeprazole and Dymista nasal spray(Fluticasone/Azelastine) for PND and LPR. Can I take oregano oil and probiotics also?
Chronic rhinitis for 2 years. Tried everything. Worst symptom = thick mucus PND. Would Azelastine spray be worth a go? How long to test it for?
I been using azelastine and i always have the bitter taste and swallow it. is it ok? is there harm swallowing it? when i spray its alot hard to use
Change technique: Be sure to aim the nozzle towards the sides of the nose and not the center. Avoid inhaling while spraying despite what the instruction told you in the package insert. Tip your head forwards for a few seconds afterwards. This may help reduce the amount of spray entering your throat and thus the taste. Let me know if this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer